Posts by Lauren Williams

Buried in Treasures – David Tolin Randy Frost Gail Steketee

Buried in Treasures: Help for Compulsive Acquiring, Saving and Hoarding by David F. Tolin, Randy O. Frost and Gail Steketee is playful. It refers to “good guys,” positive habits for controlling hoarding impulses, and “bad guys,” negative habits exacerbating hoarding. There are jokes scattered among the pages. It’s well-written – there are passages that are…

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Entertaining? – try these tips!

I just contributed to another online article, this time about hosting parties without wearing yourself to a frazzle. Wonder when my next soiree will be? 10 Organizational Tips for Entertaining, Erin Thorburn, Tribune News Service, Sep 4, 2019   “Whether you’re a seasoned hostess or are having your first in-home party, clutter can be the cause…

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Treatment for Hoarding Disorder – Gail Steketee & Randy O Frost

The Treatment for Hoarding Disorder Workbook by Gail Steketee and Randy O. Frost, one publication in the Treatments That Work catalog of Oxford University Press, is, ideally, a tool used collaboratively by a person with hoarding disorder and his/her clinician to allow the afflicted client and the clinician to tailor treatment as concretely as possible…

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Digging Out – Start with Forgiving

Hoarded room Casual Uncluttering project

Digging Out: Helping Your Loved One Manage Clutter, Hoarding & Compulsive Acquiring by Michael A. Tompkins, Ph.D. and Tamara L. Hartl, Ph.D. offers a methodical, scrupulous, comprehensive and clinically-developed program for a support team to attempt to help a person with hoarding disorder clear his or her environment to an extent which will make that…

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Hanging a door – a reminder of mindfulness

I’m sitting in the Hotel 116 Bellevue lobby, waiting for my National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals Seattle Area Chapter meeting to start. I’ve been here an hour, give or take. The entire time I’ve been here, two carpenters have been hanging two entryway doors.  They’re taking exact care, using everything from shims to…

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Fugen Neziroglu and the Bio-Behavioral Institute

Dr. Fugen Neziroglu and colleagues at her Bio-Behavioral Institute in Great Neck, NY, USA wrote Overcoming Compulsive Hoarding: Why You Save and How You Can Stop in 2004. Her book is tremendous potential self-help for people who suspect they have, or know they have, hoarding disorder. She offers step-by-step, carefully designed, vigorously tested, achievable exercises…

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Unintended Consequences for Casual Uncluttering LLC

Many hours of unexpected studying later – amazing what happens to your schedule when you have unanticipated pet-sitting thrust on you – a marvelous result appears – an even more comprehensive Neurodiversity Resources page on the Casual Uncluttering LLC website. I hope you find value. Lauren Williams, Certified Professional Organizer(R)

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Ambition Accomplished – More Institute for Challenging Disorganization certificates

Me, Lauren Williams, Certified Professional Organizer(R), Founder and Owner of Casual Uncluttering LLC, myself and I are elated to announce that I’ve earned the last two of the 10 Level I Certificates of Study which the Institute for Challenging Disorganization offers: Life Transitions and the Client Affected by CD and Time Management and Productivity AMAZING…

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A Happier Ending

I’m studying for my next Level II Certificate of Study with the Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD): Aging. And I’m on the Board of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals Seattle Area Chapter. We have a lending library, and I just finished a tedious project of re-indexing our offerings. And “the Great Material…

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Neurodiversity Resources

It’s HERE. I’m elated to introduce a newly-reminted Resources page on my website. What had been devoted to ADD/ADHD is now a brief introduction to materials concerning three prominent expressions of brain-based neurodiversity: ADD/ADHD, Dyslexia, and Executive Functioning Disorder. It’s my hope that these will provide people with a starting point for research into their…

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